Just as "Internet Management for Nonprofits: Strategies, Tools & Trade Secrets" advises its readers to do, the book is available via different channels — including Kindle, online, e-mail updates and hardcover — and takes on the appropriate identity in each. Here, Hart explains more about how the book can benefit nonprofits:
This week's insider news includes new software for Sept. 11 Day of Service and social media, plus new hires.
The fundraising technology "industry" is alive and well in 2010. Many of the most successful business enterprises that profit from the fundraising sector are in essence technology companies.
On-demand nonprofit constituent engagement solutions provider Convio announced a new version of its online marketing, fundraising and advocacy suite that makes it easier for a nonprofit's constituents to leverage social media and social-sharing technologies.
Blackbaud announced it has opened an office in Hong Kong to better serve its international customers. The decision to open Blackbaud Asia Ltd., a Hong Kong corporation, was customer- and market-focused, as the company has seen an increased demand for services from nonprofit organizations in the Asia-Pacific region.
Our everyday lives are full of numbers and metrics. The hours and minutes on the alarm clock. The temperature of the water that hits our face. The expiration date on the milk. The distance to our offices. The posted speed limit on the road. The number of e-mails waiting in the inbox. We live in a sea of things that can be counted and metrics that can be measured.
"If you want loyalty, get a dog" — so said Sam Walton, founder of Wal-mart. That’s the attitude of some businesses, and sure enough, their customers roam from vendor to vendor seeking the lowest price, without demanding high levels of customer service. These businesses are happy and indeed set up to comply — short-term relationships, no questions asked and no hard feelings when the relationship is over.
If you love thinking about how social media and technology can be used to raise money, increase visibility and create social change (and if there’s an app for that), then there’s no better place to be than the annual NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). After I got done oogling all the ipads people brought (I counted at least 5 just days after the product was released), tweeting, and searching for places to plug in my laptop, I actually had real conversations with a few breathing humans (no plugs required).